Gender in Health
SGBV are pervasive problems in Tanzania which disproportionately affects women and children at different magnitude, in local geographies. The problem is driven by the negative social norms enshrined in local traditions, values and religious beliefs. More than one third of Tanzanian women reports to have ever experienced gender-based violence in their life time. Sexual violence among male and female children is also not uncommon in Tanzania where 3 out 10 male children and 7 out 10 children report to have been sexually violated.
Sexual and Gender –based violence has a long historical pattern in Tanzania. Cultural practices that subjects women biased family decisions still have a foothold in the society. In worse situations, physical violence like beating up of wives as a form of discipline in some cultures is perceived as legal or necessary. The government has made significant strides in enacting laws that have helped to strengthen the rights of women and children. HPON Together with our partners have embarked on initiatives aimed to educate and sensitize the society to shun these ideologies. Our projects with our partners focus on:
- Community mobilization to undertake Gender Violence initiatives
- Provision of technical support services to relevant partners spanning from the government of Tanzania to implementing partners in Tanzania.
- Supporting like-minded efforts and movements from grassroot level.
Gender based Violence and Violence Against Children Mapping of Key Stakeholders, including a needs assessment for 32 health facilities in 10 regions of Tanzania
Using a patient- centered design approach to facilitate a co designing process with end beneficiaries to address the drivers of poor adherence to ART treatment.
Developing adolescents in partnership with Save the Children Tanzania, Dalberg, Health for a Prosperous Nation, & supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
HPON has a pool of experts with commendable experience in Research, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation of development programs in partnership with stakeholders
Tanzania faces a high rate of Maternal deaths (556 per 100,000 live births) that are potentially preventable. Rate of newborn deaths is still unacceptably high.
This is an initiative designed in response to the dual threats of HIV infection and unintended pregnancy among Adolescent girls and young women (ages 15-24).
Youths & adolescent (10-25yrs) account for more than two thirds of the Tanzania’s population. This necessitates investments that facilitate youth empowerment